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Granville Bantock: A Celtic Symphony

British Composer Granville Bantock Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

November 15, 2021

Composer Granville Bantock loved his Scottish heritage, and he loved the seafaring traditions of the British Isles. Near the end of his life, in 1940, he wrote a piece about the lure of the open sea. On today's show, the Buffalo Philharmonic plays A Celtic Symphony, by Granville Bantock.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Anthony DiLorenzo: Anthem of Hope: Houston Strong
ROCO | Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Album: ROCO: Visions Take Flight
Innova 016

Samuel Barber: Summer Music, Op. 31
Tara Helen O’Connor, flute | Stephen Taylor, oboe | Sebastian Manz, clarinet | Peter Kolkay, bassoon | Radovan Vlatkovic, horn
The CMSLC & Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Jennifer Higdon: Dance Card 
ROCO | Mei Ann Chen, conductor
ROCO, St. John the Divine Church, Houston, TX

Frederic Chopin: Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66
Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
The Frederic Chopin Society, Mairs Concert Hall, Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN

Hour 2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G Movement 2 Allemande
Zuill Bailey, cello
Album: Zuill Bailey: Francoeur, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Vieuxtemps
Delos 3326

Granville Bantock: A Celtic Symphony
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo NY

William Grant Still: Suite for Violin and Piano
Randall Goosby, violin | Zhu Wang, piano
Honest Brook Music Festival, Honest Brook Farm, Delhi, NY

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Michael Marissen, Richard Stone: Concerto in C for recorder and strings, after BWV 1032
Tempesta di Mare | Gwyn Roberts, recorder
Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone, directors | Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster
Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Concert Series, Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA